Botanical Name:Betula nigra 'Little King' Common Name:
Dwarf River Birch
Inconspicuous light green catkins in early spring.
The dark green leaves are a bit glossy. The fall color is a golden yellow.
'Little King' has a densely compact rounded habit compared to the species. The low branching makes this more of a large shrub than a tree.
12 feet tall by 12 feet wide.
Full sun to partial shade.
The species is native to Eastern North America
The bark exfoliates revealing cinnamon and peach hues - very showy, especially if the lower branches have been pruned. 'Little King' is adaptable to different soils and does very well in wet areas.